Amy Adams to receive Santa Barbara’s Vanguard Award


Amy Adams will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.”

The announcement was made Monday afternoon. She will be honored on Jan. 31 at the Arlington Theatre with a tribute at the 28th edition of the festival, which runs Jan. 24-Feb. 3.

The three-time Oscar nominee was named best supporting actress by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. on Sunday for her performance as the steely wife of a charismatic spiritual leader in the drama set during the 1950s.


“Amy Adams is one of the gutsiest and most gifted actors working today,” said SBIFF’s executive director, Roger Durling, in a statement. “She embodies what the Cinema Vanguard Award is all about, and after her performance in ‘The Master’ the time has come to recognize her talent and versatility.”

Past recipients of the award include Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ryan Gosling.

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